Social Performance Intern (Summer 2024)

Date:  Nov 15, 2023

Denver, CO, US, 80237

Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 24,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont's core operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont's industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.

About this role

What will you be responsible for?

Summer intern positions begin in May 2023 and conclude in August 2023. The exact dates are flexible depending on each student’s availability and our business need. Our internships are full-time paid positions (40 hours/week).

As an intern, you will be responsible for implementing specific Social Responsibility and External Relations projects, as well as supporting the day-to-day activities of your department. The exact projects will be established according to your availability, interest, skills, and experience, in addition to specific business needs.

Your role will consist of

Here is a snapshot of what your day-to-day will look like:

Research into multiple topics including human rights, community development, responsible sourcing, artisanal and small-scale mining, and sustainable development goals (SDGs).
General support to the Social Responsibility team for the implementation of a new integrated management system and stakeholder relationship database.
Support benchmarking studies of industry best practices on a range of issues, public targets for social performance, and site-specific work plans.

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Your training, skills, and experience checklist

Here is what we would need to see from you!


Undergraduate/Graduate/Doctoral students preferred, graduating in December 2022 or later –degrees in International Studies, International Development, Social Sciences, Public Affairs and other sustainability-related fields. We will consider similar disciplines.


Experience in mining and/or passion to learn about the hard-rock mining industry preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

Strong organization, project, and time management skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills; comfort engaging with senior leaders and global teams.
Strong research methods capability and writing skills.
At least a 3.0 GPA or equivalent.
Valid work authorization to work in the United States for this position.

Working conditions and location

This internship is based at our corporate headquarters in Denver, CO, and will require workingremotely. There is ample opportunity for internal networking within our company.

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

The salary range offered for this role is $22.88 (Freshman) - 41.60 (PHD). The salary range is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience.  The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s salary history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about salary history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.   

This role will be eligible for participation in a discretionary annual bonus program, pursuant to which an employee may be awarded a percentage of their salary based on the company’s performance and their own individual performance. 

Newmont offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing. This role will be eligible for the following benefits:  Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; health savings accounts; life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; short and long-term disability; defined benefit pension; 401(k) program with company match; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); wellbeing reimbursement program; adoption assistance; tuition reimbursement; paid holidays and paid time off; paid family leave; matching gifts; and discounts on home, auto and pet insurance.  All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion.

Nearest Major Market: Denver